Pamela Anderson is fearing for jailed pal Julian Assange’s health, revealing the WikiLeaks founder has lost 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms) behind bars.
Assange was forcibly removed from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London in April (19) after officials withdrew his asylum. He has been on lockdown in the U.K.’s maximum security Belmarsh Prison ever since, after lawmakers sentenced him to 50 weeks behind bars for violating bail and taking up an offer of asylum in the Ecuadorean Embassy in 2012, while facing extradition to Sweden to face rape charges.
He still faces extradition to the United States, where he is accused of conspiring to hack a classified Pentagon computer, and longtime supporter Anderson fears her friend will die behind bars.
Appearing on The View on Friday (06Sep19), the former Baywatch star said, “His health has really deteriorated. He’s lost about 30 pounds since I saw him (in May) and he was very thin at that point…”
And she reiterated her hope that Assange doesn’t get extradited to the U.S., because she doesn’t think he’ll “make it”.
“I don’t think he’ll be protected in prison… I think there’s a lot of danger surrounding his life,” the actress said. “It is devastating that people have fallen for this smear campaign, especially in America… America has embraced all this propaganda. It’s really frustrating.
“War crimes need to be punished and they haven’t. The war crimes that he’s exposed, no one’s done anything about it, but they put him in jail to shut him up.”
Anderson also defended her friend against claims his hacking into Hillary Clinton’s emails cost her the 2016 election and put divisive leader Donald Trump in the White House, adding, “Hillary Clinton is responsible for Trump… He wasn’t trying to help Trump; he was trying to tell the American people true information that Hillary Clinton was doing, so they could make an educated choice.
“He just believes in justice, he believes in honesty, he believes in exposing governments… People have the right to know what is happening… His whole intention is to stop these senseless wars… A lot of people aren’t too happy with America and how they meddle into everybody’s business and start all these senseless wars.”